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WATCH-LISTEN: Seeking Solutions to Workforce Struggles - Champaign

Audeince in ballroom at forum.
Randy Eccles
NPR Illinois
The audience listens at the Illinois Issues Forum September 20, 2018 at the iHotel in Champaign.

Economic growth, a changing workforce, and new innovations were discussed at the forum in Champaign. 

Our panelists explored these topics and more with NPR Illinois at the Election 2018: Seeking Solutions Forum in Champaign, Illinois.

The panelists answered questions from the moderator and from the audience during the one-hour question and answer forum. 

NPR Illinois News Director Sean Crawford moderated and the panel was: 

  • Laura Frerichs - University of Illinois Research Park Director
  • Brian Gaines - University of Illinois Political Science Professor 

This forum series is sponsored by AARP. 




Nice earned her B.A in Communications from UIS. She has been creating measurable results in managing corporate communications, fundraising, advertising, external affairs, community relations, government relations, marketing and media for over 15 years.
Beatrice is the Community Voices Editor for NPR Illinois. Reach Bea at communityvoices@nprillinois.org.
Lizzie Roehrs is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Springfield. Her work is featured in the Community Voices program for NPR Illinois. Her passion is human interest stories. In addition to producing Community Voices, Lizzie also worked in development for NPR Illinois as a graphic designer and social media expert.
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